Region IV-B MIMAROPA

The region is also formally known as the Southern Tagalog Islands.



Oriental Mindoro Islands Philippines

History American Period
- History Evangelization
- History Post War Period
- History Prehistory
- History Province Mindoro
- History Spanish Era
- History Spanish Government
Oriental Mindoro Accomodations
Oriental Mindoro Climate
Oriental Mindoro Commerce Industry
Oriental Mindoro Demography
Oriental Mindoro Education
Oriental Mindoro Famous For
Oriental Mindoro Festivals
Oriental Mindoro Geography
Oriental Mindoro Historical Attractions
- Oriental Mindoro Manmade Attractions
- Oriental Mindoro Natural Attractions
- Oriental Mindoro Special Interest
Oriental Mindoro Natives
Oriental Mindoro The People
Oriental Mindoro Tourist Attractions




Oriental Mindoro Islands Philippines
Oriental Mindoro History - Spanish Era

Mindoro was first discovered by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, the first Spanish Governor General of the Philippines. When Legaspi conquered Cebu in 1565, he heard of a flourishing settlement in Luzon. The search for abundant food evidently lacking in most Visayas Islands prompted the exploration leading to the discovery of this island. Captain Martin de Goiti, accompanied by Juan de Salcedo, sailed for Luzon.

On May 8, 1570, they anchored somewhere in Mindoro Coast, north of Panay. Salcedo and de Goiti had the chance to explore the western part of the island, particularly Ilin, Mamburao and Lubang. From Ilin, Salcedo sailed north of Mamburao where he found two Chinese vessels containing precious cargo of gold thread, cotton cloth, silk, gilded porcelain bowls and water jugs to be exchanged for gold with the natives of Mindoro. In 1571, Miguel Lopez de Legaspi also visited the island and brought the natives under the Spanish rule.


Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines

Puchero (beef in bananas and tomato sauce), afritada (chicken and/or pork simmered in a peanut sauce with vegetables), kare-kare (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce), pinakbet (kabocha squash, eggplant, beans, okra, and tomato stew flavored with shrimp paste) crispy pata (deep-fried pigs leg), hamonado (pork sweetened in pineapple sauce), sinigang (meat or seafood in sour broth), pancit (noodles), and lumpia (fresh or fried spring rolls). More details at Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines


Oriental Mindoro Islands Philippines

Oriental Mindoro Travel Guides - Oriental Mindoro Travel Informations
History American Period - History Evangelization - History Post War Period - History Prehistory
History Province Mindoro - History Spanish Era - History Spanish Government

Oriental Mindoro Accomodations - Oriental Mindoro Climate - Oriental Mindoro Commerce Industry
Oriental Mindoro Demography - Oriental Mindoro Education - Oriental Mindoro Famous For
Oriental Mindoro Festivals - Oriental Mindoro Geography - Oriental Mindoro Natives - Or. Mindoro People
Oriental Mindoro Historical Attractions - Oriental Mindoro Manmade Attractions
Oriental Mindoro Natural Attractions - Oriental Mindoro Special Interest
Oriental Mindoro Tourist Attractions

Mindoro (divided into Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro), Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (El Nido, Puerto Princesa)
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